Thursday, February 16, 2012

More Ways to Show Your Love with GlueArts!

Valentine's Day

Celebrated every year on February 14th and makes the perfect day to let those you love know just how special they are to you.

We think sharing that message should occur year round and not just one day. Designer Grace Tolman has the perfect way to carry that message with a fun handmade coupon book. Make one with a monthly coupon or weekly to give your special someone!! Designer Jan Hennings has a sweet home decor piece that she has transformed into something special for gift giving!

GlueArts line up of adhesives make creating this worry-free!!

Especially For You Coupon Book
GlueArts Designer: Grace Tolman 

When the design team was given the assignment of creating something that is a Valentine theme but that can be used even after the holidays, I started thinking and came up with a coupon book. It’s the perfect personalized gift you can give any loved one AND they can use it even after all the chocolates and roses are gone. The fun thing about this coupon book is the ability to personalize it to your recipient. I’m planning on giving this to my hubby and so I added regular things like massage, date night and washing his car but I also added a coupon for working out together. He always tells me that I don’t exercise enough and so with that coupon, he can be my personal trainer for a day and I CAN’T complain about it! 

Glue Arts Mini Squares
Cardstock- (Pink and White) WorldWin
Pattern papers- (coupon strip) Jenni Bowlin Studio, Core’dinations; (others) Promise Me, SEI
Letter stickers- Making Memories
Heart stickers- Sticko, EK Success
Baker’s twine- Maraschino, Twinery
Scallop punch- Creative Memories
Corner rounder- Creative Memories
Others- Velcro

1. Make your book base. Cut a piece of white cardstock that is 6x12”. Score the paper horizontally at 3”, 3 ½” and at 8”. Fold the creases that you just made.
2. On one end of the paper, add a punched border. 
3. Measure your blocks within the paper and add pattern papers that are about 1/8” smaller than your blocks. Adhere with some High Tac adhesive.
4. Cut as many pieces of pink cardstock that you’ll need to create your coupons with. I made 8 pieces that is 5 ¾ x 4 1/3” in size. With a perforation attachment to your paper trimmer (or scoring the paper) at the ½” point on one of the short sides, add a perforation line. This trick will make it easy for the recipient to tear your coupons to use. 
5. Round the two corners of the other short end. 
6. Cut corresponding pattern papers to adhere to the front of the coupon sheets. Make these papers ¼” smaller than the cardstock and round the two short corners as well. 
7. Adhere these pattern papers onto your pink cardstock sheets. 
8. In the shorter side of the perforation (the ½” side) add some adhesive and attach all of the papers to each other. This will be your binding system for the coupon sheets. 

9. Add a paper strip to the front part of the binded coupon sheets to cover that part.
10. Measure the blocks on the inside of the book, add pattern papers that is 1/8” smaller than the blocks and adhere the coupon sheets in the middle. 
11. Decorate the front of the card. Cut the coupon sheets from paper. Add some to the front of the book. 
12. Punch holes through the edge of the paper flaps to thread the twine. Add a Velcro closure in the middle of the opening as well. 
13. Print or handwrite your coupon wordings. Cut into strips.
14. Adhere a coupon design and your wording strip to the inside sheets of your book. Use Extreme and Mini Squares to adhere them. 

Love Birds
GlueArts Designer: Jan Hennings

Fabric, burlap, pearl beads, pearl floral,silk flowers Hobby Lobby), 

Metal frame
Aqua/White Baker's Twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
bird pattern, needle and thread
scrap cardboard

So how would you like a special treat? GlueArts would like to help you have the right products to create the projects you've seen shared this week on the GlueArts blog.

We'd like to give you a chance to win our Glue Glider PRO with our NEW PRO+ Perma Tac Cartridge plus our 3D Combo Pac and you got it...our must have Adhesive Squares!

Simply post a comment about your Valentine or favorite treat you've received or given and we'll enter you to win!!!! We'll pick one random winner and announce their name here on the GlueArts blog this Friday!

Don't forget to check Monday's Blog post to see if you were one of our lucky CHA winners!! 


  1. awww what sweet projects...I love these awesome ideas...thanks for sharing..

  2. Great projects! Love that little coupon book!

  3. I love the coupon book idea and it made me want to create a book cover type thing for my checkbook. Wouldn't that be neat?

  4. Own fabulous projects
    I love the "love in the air" in this time

  5. These are my favorite projects of the week!!:)

  6. cute coupon book. We don't do anything for Valentines Day, so I dont have a favorite treat:)

  7. Loving the inspiration on the blog today :D -- favorite Vday gift.. a big pile of dark burlap! I've been looking for some for weeks.. Hubby to the rescue on the day of LOVE!

  8. I've been lurking all week long, just wanted to let you know the projects have been AMAZING this week! TFS and have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

  9. Darling coupon book! Definitely on the to-do list for next year. I love getting flowers on Valentine's Day!

  10. Love the coupon book. I got a pound of chocolates---I get to pick them!

  11. Awesome projects today!!! My Fav Valentine treat was the Rib eye I had for dinner LOL Linda Harris

  12. These projects are so cute, I love the birds with the leaf wings, that is so creative. Thanks for sharing the products used too.

  13. WOUW both these projects are really great, but I must admit, that this note book here is absolutely awesome, and is definitely one thing, that i´ll just have to try real soon. I love this idea. But really great work from both here, that´s for sure.

  14. My Valentine is my hubby. He's not the romantic type, but I'm not either. He shows his love to me every day, in lots of ways.

  15. I got to have the meal of my choice, which was tacos. I would have preferred a hot fudge sundae, but I can't have everything.

  16. Nice use of twine. My boyfriend's dad came over on Valentine's Day, for a BBQ. But we have since then celebrated by ourselves. I got some jewelry, in a certain aqua box.

  17. cute projects! my grandkids came over for valentine's day.

  18. I made my hubby a little fabric love bird with a pocket and put a love note in it and no I won't tell you what I wrote, that's between me and him. I love your projects!

  19. Super cute projects! I love heart shaped gum drops!

  20. Cute love birds and clever coupon book.
    My favorite treat is homemade ice cream.

  21. What a great gift idea! I will lift it for my hubby's bday in April! The favorite part of this holiday is the chocolate, but this year he surprised me with a scrapbooking supplies gift certificate! How sweet is that...

  22. really great creation - I never get anything for Valentine's day or any other holiday...poor pitiful me. actually I do tell him not to give me anything so I guess he's safe.

  23. Always roses, can't get enough flowers this time of the year.

  24. OK, think I commented in the wrong spot on the cute coupon book, so here I'm say how cute the little houses are. And, DH gave me a rose! More than he usually manages...

  25. I love getting crafting items for a treat.

  26. Love the projects. I enjoy getting a sweet card from my hubby that he spends time picking out.

  27. I love these fabby projects! Great coupon book for sure. Fave treat? Chocolate!!

  28. The coupon book is so clever! Love it :)

  29. i made an elaborate card for my girlfriend.

  30. Homemade cards from the kiddos would be my favorite.

  31. That is a sweet home decor piece!!! And Grace this coupon book tutorial is fantastic! You thought of every detail, and it looks like it will be easy enough to recreate, so thank you so much!! LOVE yours!

  32. I love today's projects!! Thanks for sharing!!

  33. Oh my heck! After I clean tomorrow I am making this! Love it! HMMMMMM....... I gave my kids all yummy cookies for Vallentine! TFS CallyAnn

  34. For the 1st time, I made a few Valentines cards this year!

  35. Love the coupon book. What a fabulous idea!

  36. Such a cute coupon book!! Love the step by step picture tutorials. My favorite Valentine treat is chocolate truffles.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!
    xoxo, Christine

  37. My favorite gift to give this year was a wine cork monogram for my friend Becky!

  38. I love how sweet the little mini album turned out.